The purpose of the Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP) is to offer local students an opportunity to gain experience in various areas of foreign policy and management while accomplishing our mission goals through their contribution. The internship does not offer compensation or future employment rights.
A student participating in the FNSIP is not an employee of the U.S. Mission in Jordan, or the U.S. Department of State, or the United States Government (USG). Students’ participation is not creditable for leave accruals or any other employment benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is an educational institute point of contact?
The point-of-contact is preferably someone in an educational institute’s Student Affairs department to whom information regarding student internship program can be sent.
Please send his/her name, title/department, email, and phone number to AmmanInternship@state.gov.
What is the duration of FNSIP?
The Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP) will be conducted during summer months between June and September.
The length of time students will participate in the FNSIP will depend on the duration of the available intern positions. An intern can expect to work between 4-8 hours during official workdays Sunday through Thursday for an internship duration between 2-8 weeks. Specific working hours and duration will be determined by the office/section with which the student is selected to intern.
I am not enrolled in a Jordanian Educational Institute, can I apply?
The Foreign National Student Intern Program (FNSIP) is open to students enrolled not less than half-time in a high school*, trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university or their accredited educational institution. An individual who is a student is deemed not to have ceased to be a student during an interim between school years if the interim is not more than 5 months and if such individual shows to the satisfaction of the Embassy that the individual has a bona fide intention of continuing to pursue a course of study or training in the same or different educational institution during the school semester (or other period into which the school year is divided) immediately after the interim.”
*NOTE: To be considered for the FNSIP, students must have graduated from high school or equivalent secondary school prior to beginning the program and must be at least18 years old. If an individual is receiving academic credit for the internship; even if not taking classes, there is not a break of service for purposes of this requirement.
I am enrolled in a Jordanian Educational Institute, but I am not Jordanian, can I apply?
An eligible student must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of Jordan. Students must provide proof of citizenship, and/or legal residency status and authorization to work. He/she must be legally allowed to live and work in Jordan.
How do I submit my application?
How are FNSIP interns selected?
FNSIP candidates must fully meet all of the requirements of the available internship vacancies. The sponsoring section will make decisions on who will be invited for an interview, testing and make the final decision on selected candidates.